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July 17, 2009
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Calif. deputies, K-9 and bystanders took 'heroic action' in shootout

By Jim Guy and Paula Lloyd
Fresno Bee

FRESNO, Calif. — Deputies quick to answer a call for help, a sheriff’s dog and two women on their way to work were hailed as heroes in a shooting Tuesday that left the gunman dead and two officers wounded.

The rifle-wielding gunman killed by Fresno County Sheriff’s SWAT team officers was identified as Jesus Serna, 32, of Fresno.

The incident began with a call reporting a man with a gun at a tire shop just south of Fresno. Sheriff Margaret Mims said Serna shot at the first two deputies to arrive, firing even before the deputies could get out of their cars.

Read full story: Heroism converges at Fresno Co. shooting

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